Chapter 578 – Victorious Demon King

From the back of the flying Helze, Ria’s high elves group parachute down.

After their descent, they quickly remove their parachutes and gather together in a good position.

Each of them is fully armed and is on their way to attack a fort.

The fort is a simple one. It was made three days ago and the lamias and the mountain elves are defending it.

….

This is supposed to be the opening of the martial arts tournament, why does it look like some sort of military training?

Because it’s exciting?

-0-

「We would have won if it was night….」

They were not able to set up the flag at the designated location within the specified time so Ria’s team lost.

They’re frustrated.

On the other hand, the lamias and the mountain elves are happy with their victory.

I’ll plow it now.

Take the things you don’t want to become fertilizer.

-0-

The martial arts tournament finally started.

Since the opening was long, it was held until noon.

This time, in addition to the usual common section, warrior section, knight section, and brave section, there will be a king section.

The king section was added because of the complaint of those who are in the model matches. In model matches, no matter what happens, they can only fight once.

Initially, it was a battle royale format where everyone will fight with everyone at once but that would be too dangerous so it was changed to a normal tournament format.

The dragons have moved to the king section so there’s no need for the brave section to….ah, the kuros and the spiderlings will be the ones fighting instead?

Thanks.

-0-

After completely leveling down the fort, I watch the game from my usual seat.

Though that seat is kind of boring.

Especially between matches.

Normally, I would be accompanied by Loo and Tier but they have to work as referees since Hakuren and Rasuti are pregnant.

Kuro and Yuki are also preparing since they’ll be in the king section this time.

In short, I’m alone.

Eh?

You spiderlings will accompany me?

They are the fist-size spiderlings who won’t be part of the tournament.

Great.

-0-

I thought Alfred, Ursa, and Tiselle would come back to join the martial arts tournament but they weren’t able to.

They seem busy.

That’s a good thing but a bit saddening.

In their letters, they said that they’ll return this winter so I have no choice but to wait for their return.

Gol, Sil, and Bron were also busy so they weren’t able to come back.

They were also planning to return with their wives but, it’s a shame.

Maa, they should also think of their wives’ convenience.

I don’t want them to just selfishly decide to bring them here.

However, I can’t help but think about the distance between the royal capital and Big Tree Village.

If they don’t use the teleportation magic of Beezel or ancestor-san, it will take them one month to travel from the royal capital to Village Five.

What can I do about it?

Because of that, I thought of the monorail I’m building for Village Five.

I thought of connecting Village Five to Shashaato City and Shashaato City to the royal capital.

When I consulted the civil servant girls, they said that it will be extremely difficult but if I’m only asking if it is possible, it is possible.

They said that the possibility of the wooden rail being stolen is almost certain so it will not be able to properly operate.

Right, wood from the trees of the forest of death is expensive.

Then, how about building a normal iron rail….

That is easier to resell and more flashy than wooden rails so being stolen is also certain.

Thus, I felt the harshness of reality.

I also caused trouble to the civil servant girls who were busy preparing for the martial arts tournament.

I’ll apologize at the assessment meeting.

By the way, ancestor-san and Fushu, who are regular participants, weren’t able to participate.

They seem busy supporting the newly found country.

The destroyed Goruzen Kingdom.

……

Do your best.

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The matches went on smoothly. The common section, warrior section, and the first round of the knight section ended.

Because of the long opening, that will be all for the day.

It is time for the banquet.

-0-

The next day.

After the knight section, the model matches called brave section and king section were held.

The winner of the knight section was Kierbit.

Compared to the old days, I think she can fully control her strength now.

That’s what my eyes saw.

The model matches called brave section were battles between spiderlings and kuros as well as Loo and Tier, and Gran Maria and Raz Maria.

The battle between Loo and Tier is their usual battle.

It was Tier who remained standing until the end, in short, she won.

As for the battle between Gran Maria and Raz Maria….

It looks like Gran Maria is the more powerful one.

However, the match was fully controlled by Raz Maria.

As a result, Gran Maria struggled and wasn’t able to show her strength.

Kuudel and Corone said that the match was fully led by Raz Maria.

Raz Maria is the victor.

She did not hold back against her daughter.

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King Section.

The demon king is one of the participants and everyone’s expecting that.

The demon king did not even need to say anything.

He’s just concentrating.

He’s preparing for the draw lots.

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I was surprised to hear that Pirika will participate in the king section.

I heard it was Mark’s recommendation.

He said she already has the strength of the previous generation sword saint so Mark gave up his slot for her.

……

I see. So, you made Pirika your scapegoat, right?

No?

If you say so but….your sweating too much you know.

Ah, whether you win or lose, there will be various problems in terms of position.

So your solution is to not participate?

Okay, I’ll agree with you.

But you have to support Pirika since you recommended her.

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The participants in the king section are Kuro, Yuki, Zabuton, Dors, Raimeiren, Girar, Guronde, Doraim, Grafaloon, Domaim, Kwon, Kworun, Seriken, Demon King, Pirika, and Youko.

It was adjusted so that there will be 16 participants.

There are many participating couples but matchups are fair.

It is all left to draw lots.

The highlight is….Pirika.

Her first battle was against the demon king.

The demon king was very lively.

And strong.

However, Pirika played a good match against the demon king.

Looking at that battle, I think Mark’s recommendation was not wrong.

The demon king won in the end.

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「Ouch, ouch, ouch, that sword, it hurts a lot.」

The victorious demon king is smiling while being treated.

I think Pirika’s sword was something made by Wilcox.

When he saw Wilcox making a sword, Gutt was quite depressed.

The next day, he was making swords like his life was on the line.

-0-

And Wilcox.

You used Guronde’s scale to make that sword, aren’t you?

No, I did say that you can use materials as much as you like.

But I thought you were referring to magic iron powder.

I’m not angry, I’m not even disturbed.

However, if you are going to make something from Guronde’s scale, please let me know.

Look, Gucci looks troubled.

Safety first.

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The winner of the king section is Raimeiren.

Hiichirou’s support seems to be effective.

Kuro defeated Kworun and Yuki defeated Domaim but in their next matches, Kuro lost to Girar and Yuki lost to Raimeiren.

Okay.

I’m glad that you don’t have any major injuries.

I had prepared some world tree leaves for Pirika but it looks like she’ll be fine with just healing magic.

I can’t waste them so I’ll give them to Loo later.

-0-

After that, it was the usual banquet and the free for all matches.

I think this year’s martial arts tournament was also exciting.

-0-

In the free matches, Pirika challenged Gulf but she lost.

「Why?」

「Being able to predict the other party’s action is the basics of all the basics. Learning that a few days ago won’t mean anything to someone who knew it for a long time.」

「In other words….」

「You can still get stronger.」

「Right!」

「Also, when I was watching your match, I noticed that you still don’t have a finisher move.」

「Finisher move…..I’ll do my best!」

Gulf’s position as a master seems to have been protected.

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AN: If it is the stronger participants of the knight section, they will be able to fight against the demon king.

That means even if Gulf is a weaker participant of the knight section, even if he can’t win, he’ll be able to fight decently against the demon king.

In other words, he can also fight against the awakened Pirika.

Also, if Gulf fights against dragons, he has no chance of winning.

Pirika also has no chance of winning against a dragon.

In short, she’s lucky in her draw lots.

-0-

Rough Comparison

Demon King    Combat Power 1000~2500

Pirika   Combat Power 100~150

                        + False Sword Saint (if opponent is a person +50, if not -50)

                        + Sword Saint (if opponent is using a sword +100)

                        + Future sight (if future sight has effect +150)

                        + Dark Attribute Sword (if opponent has dark attribute +300)

                        + Awakened (negative buff immunity)

Gulf     Combat Power 150~300

                        + Future sight (if future sight has effect +150)

                        + Anti Future sight (if opponent uses future sight +100) ← Effective against current Pirika

                        + Finisher move (when used during a match deciding moment +100(can only be used once))

Rabbit   Combat Power 200

                        + Future eyes (if can be used against opponent +500)

Civilian  Combat Power 1~3

This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. Elite4Harmon

    Why do oysters go to the gym?
    It’s good for the mussel.

    What kind of picture does an oyster take?
    A Shell-fie.

    What do you get when you cross an owl and an oyster?
    Pearls of Wisdom.

    Why should you never trust an oyster?
    Cause they’re “Shell-Fish” (selfish).

    Why are oysters always working out?
    Because they like to flex their mussels.

    What does an oyster do on it’s birthday?
    It shellebrates!

    Did you hear about the lazy oyster?
    It wouldn’t move a mussel.

    How do oysters communicate?
    With shell-phones.

    Did you hear about the oyster that was in a gang?
    It was the hired mussel.

    What do you call an oyster that won’t share?
    Shell-fish.

    What happens when you bring an oyster to a party?
    It becomes a shellebration.

    What kind of jokes do oysters tell?
    Shell-arious ones!

    What happens when your wife wants a pearl necklace?
    You shell out a lot of money.

    What do you call an oyster that flies?
    A shell-icopter!

    Oyster jokes are so funny I almost pulled a mussel.

    If an oyster loses it’s shell is it naked or homeless?

  2. SQUIRFAIL

    Let us not forget Demon King just defended himself (bare handed?) against a sword made from powdered Guronde scale, that itself is already amazing

  3. Booty Whisperer

    I’m surprised someone won against Zabuton. I wonder who fought her. Youko doesn’t stand a chance against her that’s for sure. lol

    1. TheDude

      ?? No one had won properly against zabuton. At one point Dors did won against her but dors himself said zabuton threw the match so that he can save his face as the dragon king. If anyone could, its most likely hiraku himself with his AFT spear, though its already implied ever since zabuton first appeared that hiraku is always above her in the power hierarchy. Why would she submitted to him otherwise?

  4. Always Correct

    I thought Guronde was going to win. She’s pretty much up there as one of the strongest.

    1. Koffee

      Guronde is one of the strongest but she has to fight in her human form which she is probably still getting used to is my guess, not to mention she hasn’t fought much in centuries? being stuck in that cave for along time.

  5. Inquisitive Cat Girl

    Village Chief’s combat power is infinite. If Village Chief joined he’d be in God category, or at least above King. Tiselle transcends all of’em tho, she’s Village Chief’s lil’ princess and schemer. Her category is Last Boss.

    1. Shino

      The participants in the king section are Kuro, Yuki, Zabuton, Dors, Raimeiren, Girar, Guronde, Doraim, Grafaloon, Domaim, Kwon, Kworun, Seriken, Demon King, Pirika, and Youko.
      >>> it should be sekiren

    2. Chris Sizemore

      If VC participated in the tournament, he would loose, badly. It doesn’t matter which section he participates in, he won’t do well. VC won’t use the AFT and he isn’t a skilled fighter in the first place.

      Now if VC gets angry and uses the AFT he can one-shot any opponent. VC isn’t the one to worry about, the AFT is.

  6. Wei Chen

    Demon King = Early part of Dragon Ball Z.

    Gulf / Sword Saint /Killer Rabbit = OG Dragon Ball.

  7. Zax

    Kuro and Yuki have grown so much to compete in King division. Thanks for the chapter

  8. Shino

    Demon king’s first win 🤣

  9. Nibelhim

    Tiselle will end up as next demon king at this rate

    1. Shino

      It’s not surprising bcs the demon kingdom choose its king through power not hereditary

  10. lycopene322

    Pirika having to line up with [Kuro, Yuki, Zabuton, Dors, Raimeiren, Girar, Guronde, Doraim, Grafaloon, Domaim, Kwon, Kworun, Seriken, Demon King, and Youko], the killer rabbits on the forest are now supporting her so that tha rabbits would not loose a playmates

  11. pokeperson1000

    “Kuro defeated Kworun and Yuki defeated Domaim but in their next matches, Kuro lost to Girar and Yuki lost to Raimeiren.”
    Okay, yeah, Kuro and Yuki definitely evolved into their emperor status after meeting Hiraku. No way they would have struggled against the boar in the forest of death otherwise.

    1. CounterMAN

      well back then they are just a “newly wed” wolves couple with their first gen of puppy, Yuki is pregnant at that time too
      they lived in BTV for almost twenty years iirc, and they eat a LOT of big mana stone and fight against many strongest being in this world every year. Of course they can be among strongest being in this world now. Inferno Wolf themself already one of the 4 most strongest species in Forest of Death from beginning (Demon Spider, Inferno Wolf, Grapple Bear and Big Viper)

  12. nomixam

    I wonder why the rabbits jumped in front of the VC if they have future sight

    1. Chris Sizemore

      Because that was their future. Also AFT is immune to future sight.

  13. CounterMAN

    Seem like everyone familiar with the scene of VC plowed and flattened an entire fort with his AFT in few minutes.

  14. matrix0150

    Zabuton was in the tournament, so she lost to someone. No mention means we can’t know if she ever fought seriously though

  15. Chris Sizemore

    Author’s explanation of power levels makes no sense. In his example, Parika has no chance of winning against a killer rabbit even though Parika has taken down at least one rabbit in the story.

    1. yomero

      She does. If her base is 150 + 150 from future sight = 300. The other bonus don’t apply but she isn’t affected by negative numbers either from her awakening
      Killer rabbit is just base 200 and no bonus since he can’t use future eye against the awakened Pirika.

  16. Elisus

    Really happy that Kuro and Yuki have grown to the point they can fight dragons

  17. Downtownbrown

    Who’s Mark again?

    1. Navaron

      Helze’s papa

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